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Clarendon

Clarendon, a picture postcard village on the Onkaparinga River, began as a ford connecting the coach routes from Adelaide to McLaren Vale, Meadows and Strathalbyn.

The town's older buildings represent typical South Australian colonial architecture of the 1880s. The centrepiece is the Old Clarendon Inn which has been restored, where you can bask in panoramic views of the river valley while you sip on the local wine.

A home bakery and restaurants cater for the travellers' food needs while the local craft shops in Clarendon and the nearby communities of Cherry Gardens, Angel Gully and Dorset Vale are rewarding grounds for the browser-shopper.

Clarendon is not only rich in regional history, but it is also central to some of most popular parkland in the City of Onkaparinga. The local Clarendon Recreation Ground which flanks the riverbend, is a favourite family picnic retreat, while the Onkaparinga River National Park offers nature trails through the gorge wetlands which stretch eastwards from the estuary to the village.

Clarendon: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Archery Park


Archery Park is devoted to all forms of archery as a recreation and pastime for the whole family. Gone are fibreglass bows and arrows and boring targets.

Now the latest compound bows and carbon arrows make instruction and use simple. After a short familiarisation, you will safely and accurately negotiate one of our three-field courses. Field archery is similar to golf.

You will wander through 44 acres of natural bush, following established tracks. Over 90 targets await you, varying in size from wild buffalo to fox or rabbit. Your own skill will decide the distance you are required to shoot.

It's easy. All ages from five to 80 can have a go. We cater for the beginner through to the advanced archer. As a bonus you will enjoy great views and find yourself surrounded by native flora and abundance of wildlife.

Archery Park entry costs:

Adult/child: AUD20.00 (10 targets, hire equipment and coaching)
Adult/child: AUD25.00 (14 targets, hire equipment and coaching)
Adult/child: AUD30.00 (20 targets, hire equipment and coaching)
Adult: AUD10.00 (with own archery equipment)
Child: AUD6.00 (with own archery equipment)

Open Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. Bookings essential for hire of equipment.




203 Piggott Range Road
Clarendon, SA, 5157

Located 2.8K from Clarendon

The Vines Golf Club Of Reynella


The Vines Golf Club of Reynella (previously known as the Marino Golf Club) is situated in the Southern Wine Region some 18 kilometres from Adelaide, the city centre.

Venue for the Australian Open and Jacob's Creek South Australian Open Qualifying. Venue of the 2005 South Australian Amateur Championship, the first club to hold the final outside of the inner metropolitan golf clubs in the history of the event. Venue of the 2005 and 2007 Masters Games.

This course is a good test of golf to amateur and professional players alike.

Winner of the 2002, 2004 and 2006 Club of the Year.

This golf course is 6,191 metres with a Par 71 and has an Australian Course Rating of 72.
Contact the club for green fees




Corner Reynell Road and Mark Street
Happy Valley, SA, 5159

Located 5.5K from Clarendon

Blackwood Golf Club


Blackwood Golf Club is an 18-hole private members club.

This picturesque, gently sloping, hills course is the ideal location for relaxed private and corporate golf. It is also the perfect location for your wedding reception, corporate lunch or Christmas dinner.

For more information on membership, junior golf, functions or wedding receptions please visit our website.




Cherry Gardens Road
Cherry Gardens, SA, 5157

Located 5.7K from Clarendon

Sonya's Textile Gallery and Studio


Sonya's Textile Gallery and Studio is a working hand weaving Studio and Gallery in a beautiful rural setting on the Fleurieu Peninsula just 45 minutes from the central business district, probably the smallest working weaving mill in South Australia. Sonya is creating exclusive and exciting fabrics, scarves, shawls and throws in fine Chinese silk and Australian Merino wool. They are hand dyed in a rainbow of colours in unique patterns in techniques she has developed.

Visitors can view items being woven on custom built looms.




258 Cut Hill Road
Kangarilla, SA, 5157

Located 5.8K from Clarendon

Flagstaff Hill Golf Club and Koppamurra Ridgway Restaurant


The Flagstaff Hill Golf Club is a picturesque golf course that provides 18 holes of variety and challenge suitable for golfers of all standards, with a par 72 for men (blue ACR 72, white ACR 71) and par 73 (red ACR 74) for women.

For your flexibility, competition golf is available every day of the week with plenty of tee times still available for those who prefer the relaxation and exercise of a casual non-competitive round.

With the ninth hole returning to the clubhouse, golfers can enjoy the added flexibility of shorter rounds to fit in with time constraints.

Motorised carts and clubs/pull buggies are available for hire, with prior bookings recommended with the Professional Shop.

Please enquire direct for green fees.




Memford Way
Flagstaff Hill, SA, 5159

Located 7.2K from Clarendon

Thaxted Park Golf Club


Thaxted Park Golf Club one of Adelaide's best kept golfing secrets is located at Woodcroft, approximately 30 kilometres south of the city, and is set in picturesque surroundings.

The course layout takes advantage of the rolling hills, offering views to the sea and many of the tree-lined fairways are interwoven with the creeks and dams, which attract an abundance of wildlife.

A true golfer's golf course that has a lay out comprising predominantly Santa Anna irrigated fairways and greens that are the envy of most Clubs.

Green fees on appplication.




1 Golf Course Drive
Woodcroft, SA, 5162

Located 7.4K from Clarendon

Clarendon: Events

Onkaparinga Discovery Climb and Abseil


Come and join qualified climbing instructors from Outgrow for a family adventure climb and abseil at Onkaparinga Gorge.
No climbing experience is required and all safety equipment and tuition will be provided on the day. The sessions are open to children aged 8 and above.
Bookings are essential.

There are three days available, each with a morning and an afternoon timeslot.
You can also use the opportunity to visit and explore this beautiful park.

Please bring a water bottle and snacks, and a small backpack. Wear a hat or cap and sturdy footwear. Bring a jumper and rain jacket just in case. We recommend long sleeves and long trousers, and sunscreen even if the weather is cool.
If you have long hair, please bring a hair net or scrunchies - important for safety!

We may cancel this event if the weather is poor.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Aug
      26th Aug


Chapel Hill Road
Blewitt Springs, SA, 5157

Located 5.2K from Clarendon

Onkaparinga Ranger Guided Walk


Join the rangers and Kaurna people on a guided walk of the new trail network at Onkaparinga National Park. The walk will follow the stunning new trails and visit the spectacular new Punchbowl lookout with incredible views across the National Park. During the walk the rangers and Kaurna will share their in-depth knowledge with you.

The walk covers a distance of approximately 4km with a gradual elevation gain of just over a 100 meters on good trails. The walk is open for anyone with a moderate level of fitness and children aged 8 and above.

Bring a water bottle and snacks and a small backpack with a warm jumper and rain gear just in case. Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes and a hat. We recommend long sleeves, long trousers and sunscreen even for cool days.

Please book at the link provided. There is a morning and an afternoon walk.


Event Dates
2017
      27th Aug
      27th Aug


612 Piggott Range Rd
Onkaparinga Hills, SA, 5163

Located 6.1K from Clarendon

The Hidden Gem Market


Hidden Gem Market is nestle in a beautiful location just off Pimpala Rd Woodcroft, This amazing Space is Perfect for the Many fantastic Stall Holders sharing there unique items aswell as some tasty food vans that we are lucky enough to experience.
Our Mission is to get families together to have a wonderful day, with Loads of free entertainment changing each and every market no 2 markets will be the same.
FREE Market bags with vouchers provided by some of our generous stall holders for the first 50 people
FREE Gem hunt for the first 50 children through the door with a surprise at the end making the experience enjoyable to all the kids
CHARITY Raffle at every market, if you have a charity you would like to be involved please don't hesitate to let us know.
We love to get feedback on how we believe we can better our market to make it more enjoyable, so please if you do have any feedback click on the button below and let us know your thoughts


Event Dates
2017
      10th Sep
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec
2018
      14th Jan


2 Todd Street
Woodcroft, SA, 5162

Located 6.5K from Clarendon

The Saturday Night Markets


On the second Saturday of the month SUNA transforms in to a wonderland full of local artists, crafters and businesses, excited to show off their wares.

The Saturday Night Market is open to the public from 3pm-9pm. The venue features 25 under cover sites and 60 outdoor sites. Playground, bouncy castle and on occasion a petting zoo, live entertainment and an outdoor cinema. There is something different going on every month.


Event Dates
2017
      9th Sep


4 Sports Park drive, Wilfred Taylor Reserve
Morphett Vale, SA, 5162

Located 7.9K from Clarendon

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